Chemical stimuli from corn plants affect host selection and oviposition behavior of Sesamia nonagrioides (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).

@article{Konstantopoulou2002ChemicalSF,
  title={Chemical stimuli from corn plants affect host selection and oviposition behavior of Sesamia nonagrioides (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).},
  author={Maria A. Konstantopoulou and Fragoulis D Krokos and Basilios E Mazomenos},
  journal={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={2002},
  volume={95 6},
  pages={1289-93}
}
The role of chemical stimuli in host selection and oviposition of Sesamia nonagrioides (Lef) was studied in the laboratory using eight corn hybrids. Female oviposition preference was evaluated on plants of the eight hybrids, their extracts in pentane and methanol, and volatiles collected by steam distillation in ether. Results from two-choice bioassays indicate various degrees of female preference to the hybrids. Four hybrids received more eggs than control plants, whereas the remainder… CONTINUE READING